Energy Efficient Cookstoves

Implementing Energy Efficient Cookstoves to Households in Uganda


Reducing deforestation and the need for firewood with energy efficient cookstoves

In Uganda, the prevalent use of traditional three stone fires and open fires for cooking poses significant health risks for local families. These practices contribute to indoor air pollution and related health issues. The reliance on firewood for cooking also fuels deforestation and land degradation and contributes further to environmental challenges. To address these issues, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Project is working to provide energy-efficient cookstoves to households across three districts in Uganda.

By introducing these improved cookstoves, households can achieve the same cooking results while using less firewood. This not only reduces the health risks associated with indoor air pollution but also mitigates the negative environmental impacts of deforestation. 

The distribution of approximately 25,600 energy-efficient cookstoves is expected to result in a substantial reduction of approximately 480,976 tonnes of CO2 emissions. On an annual basis, this amounts to an average reduction of 32,065 tonnes of CO2 emissions.




1,100 hectares

Project Type:

ARR (Afforestation, Regeneration, Revegetation)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

27,000 Tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

15/08/2016 – 14/08/2116 

Indigenous & Community Impact

Community environmental sustainability

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

Through the supply of these cookstoves, Uganda’s communities can experience improved health outcomes and contribute to environmental sustainability. The project’s efforts play a vital role in addressing health concerns, conserving natural resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


The project aims to achieve the following benefits to climate and communities:


Prevent Deforestation by reducing firewood consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.


Protecting biodiversity through the conservation of forests as a result of the reduction in the use of firewood and resulting forest encroachment.


Improving health outcomes through improved indoor air quality, which reduces incidents of smoke and fire related injuries, illnesses and deaths.


Providing affordable fuel and clean energy with a goal of achieving universal access to low cost, reliable, and modern energy services by 2030.

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

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